Business / Agriculture / Commonwealth Of Independent States (CIS): A formal association of states comprising the republics formed out of the former Soviet Union, with the exception of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Included are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Independent Adjective Synonyms: self-reliant, self-sufficient, self-assured, (self-)confident, bold, individualistic, competent
Independent Noun Synonyms: free, self-governing, autonomous, sovereign
Health / Health Insurance / Physician Profiling: In the context of a pharmacy benefit plan, the process of compiling data on physician prescribing patterns and comparing physicians' actual prescribing patterns to expected patterns within select drug MORE
Entertainment / Photography / Photoflood: Artificial light source using a tungsten filament lamp and a dish reflector. MORE
Business / Finance / Philadelphia Board Of Trade (PBOT): A subsidiary of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange that trades currency futures. MORE
Entertainment / Baseball / Pick Off: An attempt by the pitcher to get a base runner out by throwing to the base from the stretch position. MORE